Sure, the Lake Barkley area is an irresistible place to vacation. There's something for everyone, from the thrill of zooming down a slide at Venture River Water Park to a leisurely boat ride on the still waters of over 58,000 acres of lake. These idyllic vacation memories have prompted many people to make the decision to call our area Home.
Whether a part-time weekend/vacation home or a full-time residence suits your needs, Lake Barkley has the homesite to suit any lifestyle or taste. From showplace homes with breathtaking views of the lake to secluded, cozy cabins in the woods – or any style and price range in between – most homes in our area are only minutes from the lake.
The Lake Barkley area boasts a number of beautiful developments and a host of knowledgeable, professional realtors to make your dream-home buying experience easy and pleasurable. Most recently, Coppersmith Cove, LLC has developed land off Kentucky Highway 93 on scenic Eddy Bay, offering luxury homesites with a spectacular view.
"We're more than just lake!"
The “Progressive Farmer” Magazine named Lyon County one of the top 20 places to live in the Southeast United States. With the unlimited outdoor recreational opportunities, it is easy to see why.
Located in the heart of western Kentucky, the Lake Barkley area is an active and growing place to live and vacation. The natural beauty of the area is further enhanced with a small town and “friendly faces” atmosphere, while at the same time offering excellent access to transportation through interstate, rail system and river barge traffic.
Prospective residents are often surprised to find that life in Lyon County does indeed exist off the water. The school district's website, www.lyon.k12.us, gives an overview of not only the academic aspect of education, but the creative, athletic and extracurricular excellence achieved in the Lyon County school system. The city of Eddyville offers all the necessary conveniences of small-town life including a full service grocery store (where the staff still carries your purchases to the car) and a hardware, farm and lawn supply store where they call customers by name. Eddyville and Kuttawa each boast physicians and pharmacies, so retirees need not worry about medical care.